If you have sustained injuries that directly resulted from your landlord's negligence, such as failing to repair a broken handrail in a reasonable amount of time which led to you falling down the stairs, then you may be able to sue for pain and suffering as well as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any other expenses that arise from your injuries.
Landlords have a duty to keep their properties reasonably safe, and if they fail to do so and cause the injury of a tenant, they can be sued under premises liability. You should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Call Reid B. Wissner at 212-903-4LAW (4529) today to schedule your free premises liability lawsuit consultation. We will be happy to review your case and let you know how much we think it's worth.
Do You Have Grounds for a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Landlords must keep their property in a livable condition and perform repairs and maintenance in a reasonable amount of time. If they fail to do so and you are injured as a result, you may be able to sue for damages. Certain conditions must be met in order to have a premises liability case, including:
- You were not trespassing
- Your landlord knew, or should have known, about the condition that led to your injury
- Your landlord did not take reasonable steps to fix or warn about the condition that led to your injury
- Your injury could have been reasonably foreseen and prevented (for example, if the ice on the stairs to your building had been cleared, you wouldn't have slipped)
Premises liability cases can be complex, and most likely your landlord (and their insurance) will try to argue that you were partially or fully responsible for your own accident. Do not sign anything or admit to any fault before speaking with personal injury lawyer Reid Wissner. He will help you through your case and make sure that you get the maximum compensation possible.
Premises Liability Case Examples
You cannot sue your landlord for pain and suffering if their negligence did not lead directly to injury. Common premises liability cases where you can sue for pain and suffering can include:
- Slipping and falling on poorly maintained stairs or grounds
- Tripping and falling due to inadequate lighting making it hard to see
- Tripping over an elevator not flush with the floor outside
- Slipping on ice that was not cleared away in a timely manner
- Assault due to inadequate security
If your injuries are severe and may impact your life negatively, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Even if you think that your injuries were partially caused by your own carelessness, call Reid Wissner for a free consultation. Often, people think that their accidents were their own fault when in fact the accident could have been prevented through proper care and maintenance by a landlord or other property owner.
If you have been injured in your apartment or rental home due to the negligence of your landlord, do not hesitate to contact personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner. Call 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
We serve clients throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan.